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Oscar joined Scouting in 1975 at the age of 11. When he was 16 he conquered the “Escoteiro da Pátria”, the Brazilian equivalent of Eagle/Queen Scout. Twice he was the President of the Brazilian Youth Forum and was elected Vice-President of the Interamerican Youth Forum (Chile 1980). In 1982, at the age of 19, he was an elected member of the Brazilian National Scout Program Committee. In 1985 he received his Wood Badge and became a Wood Badge training director in 1987. In 1992 he was the youngest national board member ever elected, in 1993 became Director for International Relations and President of the Interamerican Commission for Strategic Planning. From 1995 to 1998 Oscar served as Vice-President of the Brazilian Scout Association. In 2000 he was elected member of the Interamerican Scout Foundation Board of Trustees. He served as the International Commissioner for the Brazilian Scout Association from 1993 to 2007 and 1st Vice-Chairman of the Interamerican Scout Committee from 2004 to 2007. Oscar worked on several projects such as the creation of Brazil’s International Relations Policy; with Scouts de France (community development 98-01) in the Northern area of Brazil to improve the health of poor children; creation of the Lusophone Community with the Scout Federation of Portugal to support Portuguese-speaking countries and communities (Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe, Macau and East Timor).

Oscar has taken part in 9 Interamerican Scout Conferences: Chile 1980 (Youth Forum delegate), Brazil 1984, Argentina 1988, Uruguay 1990, Costa Rica 1992, Colombia 1995, Mexico 1998, El Salvador 2004 and Ecuador 2007.

He has also attended 7 World Scout Conferences: Australia 1988, France 1990, Thailand 1993, Norway 1996, South Africa 1999, Greece 2002 and Tunisia 2005. He was the Brazilian Contingent Leader to 4 World Scout Jamborees: Australia 1988, Holland 1995, Chile 1999, UK 2007.  Oscar was also the Contingent Leader at three Pan-American Jamborees, Centro-American Camporee, the Partnership Conference in Marrakech (Morocco), the World Moot in Sweden and Finland’s National Jamboree. He has attended the European Conference in Slovenia 2007 and National Assemblies of the United States, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico.

Oscar is currently the 1st Vice-Chairman to the World Scout Conference and Youth Forum “Brazil 2011” Organizing Committee and member of the International Relations Committee. He was recently nominated to the Board of Trustees of the Interamerican Scout Foundation and he has been honored with 14 awards and medals in Brazil, Portugal, Scotland, Mexico and Japan.

 

 

Started in 1975, at 11 years old in Brazil
1977 Patrol Leader, 1st. class
1979 Paraguay Jamboree
1980 "Escoteiro da Pátria" - Highest Honor for Youth Members in Brazil

Interamerican Scout Conference 1980 Chile youth delegate at 16 yrs.
Interamerican Scout Conference 1982 Bahamas observer
Interamerican Scout Conference 1984 Brazil observer
Interamerican Scout Conference 1986 Trinidad & Tobago delegate
Interamerican Scout Conference 1988 Argentina delegate
Interamerican Scout Conference 1990 Uruguay delegate
Interamerican Scout Conference 1992 Costa Rica Leader of delegation
Interamerican Scout Conference 1995 Colombia Leader of delegation
Interamerican Scout Conference 1998 Mexico Leader of delegation
Interamerican Scout Conference 2001 Bolvia Elected to the Interamerican Committee
Interamerican Scout Conference 2003 El Salvador Interamerican Committee Member
Interamerican Scout Conference 2007 Ecuador 1st Vice Chairman Interamerican Cmt.

World Scout Conference Australia 1988 - Youth observer

World Scout Conference France 1990 -Delegate

World Scout Conference Thailand 1993 - Leader of Delegation

World Scout Conference Norway 1996 - Leader of Delegation

World Scout Conference South Africa 1999 - Leader of Delegation

World Scout Conference Greece 2002 - Leader of Delegation

World Scout Conference Tunisia 2005 - Leader of Delegation

 

World Scout Jamboree Australia 1987/88 - Staff member

World Scout Jamboree Holland 1995 - Contingent Leader

World Scout Jamboree Chile 1998 - Contingent Leader

World Scout Jamboree UK 2007 - Contingent Leader

 

1987 Wood Badge

Troop Leader Scouts
Preliminary Course Trainer
Basic Course Instructor

1990 Basic Course Director
Wood Badge Director

1991 Member of the National Assembly
Member of the National Board

1994 to 1998: Vice President Boys Scouts of Brazil

1996 to 2001: President of Interamerican Committee for Strategic Planning

1997 to present: President of National Committee for International Relations

 

AWARDS/CONDECORATIONS

Brazil Honor “au merit” 1978 (15 years old)

Brazil Bronze Medal Honor 1983
Brazil Silver Medal Honor 1986
Brazil Gold Medal Honor 1987
Mexico Honor Member 1990
Portugal Gold Medal Gratitude 1995
Brazil Saint George’s Cross Gold 1999
Panamericam recognition, Condor Member Silver 1999
Japanese award Home Hospitality 1999
Brazil Tiradentes Medal 2000
Mexico Silver Eagle 2007
Brazil Tapir the Prata Medal 2008 (Highest Scouting Award of Brazil)

 

COMMUNITY JOBS:

Community Services:           

-With Scouts de France, work with homeless children in Brazil from 1995 to 2002;

-Lusophono Community: Literacy Project, Mozambique 1998 and Foundation of Community in 1995;

-City of São Paulo: Mayor of the City Gold Medal for Community Services in 2006.